While European producers competing who will pick up the title best-of-the-best, for the Japanese that is not a priority. The magical number of 200 horsepower, Japanese have so far only slipped shyly. However, Kawasaki has now given everyone a serious task …
Kawasaki Ninja H2
After the recent Ninja H2 unscrewed by 205 to a record 231 hp, Kawasaki has announced that it will superbike models Ninja ZX-10R, ZX-10RR and ZX-10R to increase resources for 2019. The most important is finishing the four-cylinder unit 999 ccm relates to a new valve control system, or the transition from classic lifters to the use of teeter.
The same solution has already been applied to the motocross model KX 450 F for 2019, and the only point is that the rackers enable the installation of more aggressively profiled camshafts, and then faster opening and closing of the valve. Thanks to this, and some more finishes, instead of the previous 200 hp at 13,000 rpm, the basic ZX-10R and ZX-10R SE develop 203 hp at 13,500 rpm. Additionally, the torque curve is bold throughout the rotation range. The Ninja ZX-10RR for the year 2019 also received a titanium piston rod made by Pankl. With them to save weight, but then pulled out and a little extra power and 204 hp at the same 13,500 o / min. Additionally, the RR with the facilitated engine parts has an additional 600 rpm, which is an important data when approving this model for the Superbike Championship. All three models for the year 2019 also receive a “quickshifter” that works in both directions, along with the red caps of the head of the aggregate. SE Model in an area that is most prone to scratches and even has a color that heals itself.
According to the constructors, the air filter, the air intake, the spark plugs, the engine computer (ECU) have been changed … At the same time, new Bridgestone RS11 tires and Brembo Stylema calipers on the front discs arrive with improved performance. The new TFT instrument panel is inspired by the one on the existing sports tourer H2 SX. And another little thing. With the available Ram-air system, the figure changes, and the number of Kawasaki H2 horses is lifted on a dizzying 242.